Asperger's Syndrome, or AS, is a common condition part of a larger subset of developmental disorders collectively known as the autism spectrum. Individuals who have AS are often very intelligent and have focused and narrowly defined interests, but have difficulty understanding and interpreting social cues, such as tone of voice and body language. Often they seem aloof, uncaring or even rude, when in reality they simply don't understand. They must be taught the social skills that their typically developing peers learn naturally, which can be a laborious process.
So I was planning on taking a break from writing about code this summer, but then I thought, why? As in, I'm still taking classes; why should anyone else get a break? So here we are, back again with another installment of Hello World!
The semester's almost done, so for our final Hello World! of spring I thought we'd turn to a slightly more practical application, one that Python is extremely well suited for. In fact, what we're discussing this week is one of the oldest uses for computers, cryptography.